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Nothing like high priced new acquisitions to come along and automatically miss time due to injury. It’s not like Percy Harvin cost us a first round draft pick or anything right?
News broke Tuesday afternoon that Percy Harvin will indeed undergo surgery after getting a second opinion in New York. He isn’t expected to return to action until November at the earliest.
While the fans may grumble about the Minnesota connection hurting our chances of what should be a deep run into the playoffs this year, don’t worry Seahawks fans, we are covered at the wide out spot.
Harvin will be a huge player to duplicate on the field, but what some of us are forgetting is, we played pretty damn good without him last season.
There is still a fellow named Golden Tate running routes for us, as well as Doug Baldwin and what should be a healthy (finally) Sidney Rice.
Plus, there is also a guy who got it done for us last year who is still here alive and kicking, Marshawn Lynch.
Why we will be fine
Percy Harvin will miss 4 months after surgery. (Photo: seattlepi.com)
This year we were supposed to be better offensively with the addition of Harvin. Well, that idea is gone, at least for the first few months of the season.
What to do now then? Stay the course.
The Seahawks are a run heavy team. Lynch can ball better than anybody in the NFC West, plus with the addition of Christine Michael, we will have three very capable runners including Robert Turbin.
Oh yeah, and we can’t forget about the guy who makes this offense run properly, Russell Wilson.
If he continues to progress on his second half performance last year, this team will be just fine and in position to overpower the division upon Harvin’s return.
Did we risk too much on Harvin?
The Hawks paid a pretty penny for Percy Harvin this offseason. And besides what we gave up just to get him, we then put a lot of money and years into him: 6 years @$67 million.
Harvin was damaged goods to begin with when we acquired him, having been placed on the injured reserve list by the Vikings.
That injury subsequently occurred in Seattle, an omen maybe?
The good news is, the NFL doesn’t have guaranteed money on contracts. Meaning, if this injury turns into a nagging Franklin Gutierrez issue, the Hawks can cut him no questions asked.
Am I predicting this to happen? Not in any way, shape or form. But it is good to know that that insurance is available if needed.
What I do expect to happen is, the Hawks will be a great team this year. With or without Percy Harvin.
Harvin was supposed to be an addition to an already potent offense which is still getting better even with Harvin out.
Do I predict a Super Bowl run? I’m not quite ready to go there yet, but I do see another playoff berth and hopefully a division title.
Time will tell, and we will get our first look on the 8th of August.
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Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin is scheduled to undergo hip surgery on Thursday to repair a partially torn labrum.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are hoping to have Harvin back by week 13 of the regular season.
Earliest #Seahawks can put Percy Harvin on IR (designated to return) is Sept 3. He has to be out 8 weeks. Can practice 6 weeks from Sept 3...
Seahawks WR Percy Harvin watches teammates from the sideline (Photo: TheScore.com)
It was a decision that had to be made before too long, and Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin made his decision.
A slightly torn labrum in his hip that caused an alarm around Seahawks camp will be taken care of before too long as Harvin announced via Twitter that he will undergo surgery, likely missing...
After undergoing surgery on his hip today, the Seattle Seahawks seem optimistic that Percy Harvin will be able to play this season, according to the Associated Press.
Carroll said the team feels even more hopeful that Harvin will be able to play this season after getting all the information from the surgery. He is still likely to miss significant time.
I can’t blame the Seahawks...
Seattle's explosive new playmaker has decided to get surgery on his hip, and that surgery could cost him the entire 2013 season.
We reported earlier that Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin will undergo hip surgery and is expected to be ready to play in 3-4 months.
According to Albert Breer of the NFL Network, the Seahawks are expected to place Harvin on the PUP list.
Seahawks' preliminary plan is to go forward with Percy Harvin on PUP. Will reevaluate after the surgery, but not unlike Crabtree with...
Seahawks WR Percy Harvin tweets that his recent hip injury will unfortunately require surgery.
when everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball… sorry to half to report that my injury will require surgery…
— Percy Harvin (@Percy_Harvin) July 30, 2013
Nobody was more anxious and excited about season then….but I will be back strong as ever..i appreciate...
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin will consider his options tonight after meeting with a doctor for a second opinion on his partially torn hip labrum.
#Seahawks WR Percy Harvin’s visit with Dr. Bryan Kelly about his hip is finishing, I’m told. Harvin will consider his options tonight.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) July 30, 2013
Seattle's Percy Harvin will miss the next three-to-four months after he undergoes hip surgery on Thursday in New York. Fantasy football owners , especially those in Harvin-friendly keeper leagues, will be thrilled to know this hip issue has been nagging him since the spring . So, had he elected for surgery back then, recovery and rehab would have had him back on the field for...
Calm down, everyone!
The Seattle Seahawks got news today from WR Percy Harvin that he will be undergoing surgery on his hip injury. The surgery is reportedly taking place on Thursday in New York and will sideline Harvin 3-4 months. This puts him at a very late November/early December return if things go according to plan.
While people are pulling out their doomsday clocks, they need...
Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll told the NFL Network that Percy Harvin has a chance to play this season, but they won’t have a timetable for his return until he undergoes surgery on Thursday,
It sounds like the most important thing to Carroll is that Harvin is able to recover and get healthy, not for him to play this year.
“We got to get him right, got to fix him up and take...
As I talked about last week, we didn’t truly know what was going to happen to Percy Harvin until Tuesday. Well, now we know and it’s not exactly the news we all wanted to hear heading into our drafts. Harvin will be out 3-4 months as he has hip surgery to repair a torn labrum. For those of you that drafted, that puts his estimated ‘worth keeping on your team’ time at...
Seattle Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin will undergo hip surgery. The estimated timetable for recovery is 3 to 4 months, reports NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport. when everything is goin good sometimes life throw u a curve ball… sorry to half to report that my injury will require surgery… —
Though Percy Harvin is slated to undergo surgery Thursday, the Seahawks believe the procedure is not necessarily a season-ender as initially feared. Early estimates suggest Harvin will miss three to four months as a result of the procedure, with the Seahawks hoping he'll be available around Thanksgiving. Although his lengthy absence and uncertain health thereafter will still...
In 2012, we saw the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, and Indianapolis Colts wildly exceed their expectations.In 2011, the young Cincinnati Bengals went 9-7 after preseason speculation was that they may not win a game.It seems to be a growing trend in the NFL—teams come out of nowhere to make quite the impact and make the postseason. Look at the makeup of the Vikings last...